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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 23, 2014: Marseille, Capital of Sport 2017


Marseille, which had a successful run last year as Europe's Capital of Culture, has now decked out its city hall, the Hotel de Ville, with banners and artwork announcing the city's status as Capital of Sports for 2017. Watch Gumbo in the next weeks for more about Marseille, PHeymont took this picture on a visit this week.


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I recently had an Airbnb guest from the south of France.  He's in the process of selling his long-time home in a fashionable place and plans to buy an apartment in Marseille.  I think it's another indicator that the city has come a long way and clearly with intent.  I look forward to visiting.

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